So today we come to the close of my first completed nail art challenge, and it's bittersweet. I'm proud of a lot of the work I've done, but of course there's still a lot of room for improvement, so that will focus me going into 2014. Today's final theme is New Year's Eve. I knew I wanted to do something a bit glamorous and sparkly, and I found the perfect inspiration on a video by Lacquerstyle. She uses purple/fuchsia and gold in her very elegant look, whereas I've changed the color scheme around to make it very NYE, in my not-so humble opinion.
I took a lot of pics using a lot of different props - something musta got in me last night because I was rummaging through boxes of nick-knacks that I haven't unpacking, looking for things to hold instead of polish bottles. I also took a lot of focused vs out-of-focus so the holographic glitter sparkle would really come through.
|In the light tent|
|Also in the light tent, blurred|
|NYC always reminds me of NYE, because of the ball dropping in Times Square.|
|Both above pics taken in direct sunlight.|
this one I found online, though I cannot guarantee that particular color is in this set. I used the steps to create a glitter gradient up the tips of my nails, though I tried to be much more sparse on the nails with the black tips, because I didn't want the glitter to cover the black. To finish everything off, I added clear rhinestones to the tops of all the gradient nails, and a black rhinestone on the glitter nail to set it off. Everything is sealed in with a healthy coat of SV.
Hope you guys enjoy this glitzy, glamy look for New Year's Eve. Anyone going to any fabulous parties? Also be sure to check out all the other girlz final submissions to the Crumpet Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge, below.